To save 20% per order for select performances, use the code BIGAPPLE* when buying tickets online at http://www.bigapplecircus.org/ and at the box office.*Limited availability. Offer good on select seats and shows. Other conditions apply. Children under 3 are free on the lap of a paid adult, one child per lap.

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Our family was recently a guest of our friends at the Big Apple Circus that arrived in Boston last weekend and will be hanging around City Hall Plaza through May 8th.

This year’s circus’ theme is called The Grand Tour and is a wonderful trip across the world and back portrayed in circus acts that range from funny to breathtaking.

Back again for the fourth season is Ringmaster, John Kennedy Kane.

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Have children (or adults) in your family that are scared of traditional clowns? THIS is the circus for you. The clowns this year are portrayed by Joel Jeske (who also wrote the show) and Brent McBeth. Here’s a photo of them.

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The Big Apple Circus has a little bit of everything — animals (trained dogs, horses, and ponies), jugglers, aerialists and other circus artists.

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One of the most breathtaking moments was performed by the Dominguez Brothers in a contraption called the Wheel of Wonder. It involved lots of edge of your seats awesomeness.

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If you are looking for great family friendly fun in Boston, Big Apple Circus is honestly one of the best things we go to each year.

Neat things about the Big Apple Circus:

  • There’s a live band for every performance.
  • Some of the shows will offer pony rides during intermission and/or after the show for $10. (Not all shows.)
  • There is fun interaction with the audience.

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And Big Apple Circus doesn’t just come into town and leave. While they are here, they offer special sensory friendly performances. They also take clown doctors to visit sick children at Boston Childrens Hospital. You get a sneak peek during the show of a fun act they take into the hospital.

If you go…
Big Apple Circus
City Hall Plaza
Boston

To save 20% per order for select performances, use the code BIGAPPLE* when buying tickets online at http://www.bigapplecircus.org/ and at the box office.

*Limited availability. Offer good on select seats and shows. Other conditions apply. Children under 3 are free on the lap of a paid adult, one child per lap.

All Photos Courtesy of Maike Schulz for Big Apple Circus.